Rome and the Barbarians

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Rome and the Barbarians

Postby Marcus Minucius Audens » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:15 am

Valete All;

I have just been given a new book, the Listing of which is just below:

>>>> Thomas S. Burns, "Rome and the Barbarians, 100 BC -AD 400," (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, 2003).

The fly-leaf promises an interesting read, learning more about the barbarians of antiquity as a more complex a study, as well as a factor in the expansion and later unmaking of the Roman Empire. The book surveys a 500 year time span, showing the barbarians with the early encounters and ending with the barbarian settlement all over the Western Empire. The author labors to show these barbarian peoples in a much wider sense than mere savges, but expands the view and places them in the broader context of neighbors (sometimes bitter), friends, and finally both settlers and prospective Romans, as well. He describes how, that out of conflict, comes the creation of a new and somewhat more peaceful Romano-Barbarian hybred of a society, and culture, that anticipated the values and traditions of the later medieval civilization.

Respectfully Submitted;
Marcus Audens
Marcus Minucius Audens

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